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The Indians caught a lucky break.

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Carlos Carrasco is only bruised.

An MRI taken Monday revealed that Cleveland’s steady starter only suffered a bruised right elbow when he was struck by a vicious line drive on Saturday against Minnesota.

”We dodged a huge bullet Noah Fant Jersey ,” said relieved Indians manager Terry Francona.

Carrasco, who has previously sustained serious injuries after being hit by comebackers, will be treated for swelling over the next 48 hours before being evaluated on Wednesday.

At this point, it’s expected that Carrasco will return to the rotation and mound once his stint on the disabled list ends.

”He still got hit really hard and there’s some trauma,” Francona said before the Indians opened a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox. ”The hope would be, once he gets the swelling out of there, that he’ll come quick because it’s a bruise and it could have been a lot worse.”

In the second inning on Saturday , Twins star Joe Mauer hit a line drive that Carrasco couldn’t avoid. The 31-year-old, who has been one of the AL’s most consistent pitchers the past three seasons, braced himself before absorbing the liner. He was forced to leave the game and taken to the hospital.

Carrrasco has a history of being hit on the mound. He was struck in the face in 2015 and then missed the 2016 playoffs after breaking his hand, a blow that left the Indians short one of their top pitchers during their run to the World Series.

But despite Carrasco’s track record of being a target, Francona isn’t worried about the 31-year-old showing any jitters when he pitches.

”He’s been hit before and you think, `OK will it bother him?”’ Francona said. ”He’s been hit before so I think he’s champing at the bit to get this out of there and start pitching again. It’s easy to tell him, `Hey Drew Lock Jersey , don’t worry about it.’ I’m not the one standing out there.

”This is fourth time, and I’ve never seen any ill effects before and I don’t anticipate any going forward. I think he’s just glad that it’s a bruise and see how quick he can get better.”

Francona chalked up Carrasco’s mound misfortune to bad luck.

”I do think there are pitchers that put themselves in a position where they are not able to field their position, but Carlos is fine,” Francona said. ”He lands flat and he’s in a really good position, most of the time. The fact that he could get his hand up and kind of block it and not hit somewhere else.”

Things are looking gloomy in Green Bay.Mike McCarthy has been fired, Aaron Rodgers looks disinterested and the Packers are all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.But as a season filled with turmoil and disappointment winds down, the Green Bay Packers saw a glimmer of hope on Sunday. It was the NFL debut of Jake Kumerow , the Wisconsin-Whitewater product who won the hearts of Packers fans in the preseason.Kumerow played just five offensive snaps in his debut (as well as 14 on special teams), but quarterback Aaron Rodgers targeted him twice. The 26-year-old receiver caught an 11-yard reception to move the chains on Green Bay’s game-tying drive in the fourth quarter.Kumerow hurt his shoulder in the preseason after leading the team with 190 receiving yards and two scores in the first two exhibition contests. He was placed on injured reserve in early September, and the Packers utilized one of their two return designations to bring him back.Other notes from Sunday’s snap counts:— A season-high 20 different players saw action on offense against Arizona.— Bryan Bulaga played 21 snaps before leaving the game with a knee injury. Jason Spriggs filled in for Bulaga and was at right tackle for the final 55 plays.— Jamaal Williams hadn’t played more than 14 snaps since Week 9 against New England, but he was on the field for 38 snaps on Sunday, just one fewer than featured back Aaron Jones. In typical Williams fashion, he carried the ball seven times for 13 yards.— Jimmy Graham caught a season-high eight passes while playing in 71 percent of the offensive snaps.— Randall Cobb returned after missing three games and had 61 snaps (80 percent). He was targeted five times and had three catches for 25 yards.— Safety Eddie Pleasant made his Packers debut and played on 11 defensive snaps (18 percent) and recorded one tackle. His dropped potential interception would be a key play in the loss.— Defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster played in a season-high 35 snaps (56 percent). He finished three tackles.